Images used within web pages must be reduced to 72 pixels
per inch and should be resized to fit the location on the
page. Un-optimized image files may cause pages to load slowly.
If the images don't fit the place where they appear on the
page, they may appear distorted. Image processing for web
pages is usually done on a local computer before uploading
images to the server. Resizing and optimizating images to
use within web pages typically requires an image processing
program such as Adobe PhotoShop.
Note: Images that are uploaded through
are automatically optimized to 72 pixels per inch
and resized to fit the location on the page.* The program
does this for each product within the shopping cart when the
images are uploaded. This can be a big time saver when adding
a large number of products to the shopping cart.
GD or ImageMagick ( PHP library tools) must
be installed on the server to support automatic image optimization
by AShop Deluxe. ImageMagick is installed globally on AShopWebhosting.com servers.
Basic Steps To Prepare Graphics For
Resize The Image
your original images in a safe folder so that if you
need them again, they will be fully intact. Avoid enlarging
images as you will lose resolution and end up with a
muddy looking picture. It is always better to start
with a large image file and reduce it. The images should
be no larger in dimensions than is necessary to achieve
the desired visual effect.
Enhance The Image
changing the size of a rastor graphic causes some distortion
of the image. There are many methods of cleaning up
and enhancing your images so that they appear sharp,
bright, and clear after they have been reduced in size
and depth. The methods include adjustments to contrast,
brightness, saturation, hue, and sharpness. For best
results, we use Adobe Photoshop.
Reduce File Size
download time for a web page is dependent on the amount
of data that the page contains. A few large image files
will slow the download time down to a crawl on slow
connections. In order to shorten the download time and
reduce bandwidth, graphics are reduced in file size
before inserting into web pages.
Note: Image optimization and resizing is included in our
Create box and ebook graphics.